music and books

There is just something about Fall that makes me wish for a new book, something I haven’t read yet. Maybe it’s the back to school, “bouquets of sharpened pencil” feeling that permeates the end of summer and beginning of autumn. That’s probably why early last week, I found myself standing (on tip toes) checking out the hard to reach tomes on the top shelves of our bookcases.

My fingers found Ayn Rand’s Anthem. It’s a short novella, only 100 pages long, about a world in some distant future completely controlled by the state with no word for “I” or concept of the individual and no room for differentness or unique thoughts.

One man and one woman escape through a forest to start a new world. In the forest they find a house from the Unmentionable Times. It is a place full of light and nature and very different from their former, strictly regulated lives. The description of the house was so lovely that I’ve made a little ¬†playlist and a collection mostly from my Etsy favorites inspired by it. Enjoy!

Anthem, A Playlist

The House from the Unmentionable Times

House from the Unmentionable Times

Nova Polo by Salts, Blue Sapphire Five Stone Ring by One Garnet Girl, La Nuit Candle by Sweet Petula, Ivory Bliss Wedding Dress by Sarah Seven, Book sculpture by Federico Uribe (via), and Tea Kettle Necklace by It’s A Stitch.

*Credit for front page photo

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